Sikh Bulletin 2023 Issue 5
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Sikh Bulletin is published by Khalsa Tricentennial Foundation of North America Inc. which is a religious tax exempt California Corporation. KTF operated a Gurdwara in Roseville, California, from April 1996 to April 2005 to bring about a reformation in Sikhism by pointing out 'bipran-ki-reet' practices that have crept into Sikhism and to propagate the true interpretation of the message enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib. The publication of The Sikh Bulletin began in November 1999 as a monthly. From a few copies Xeroxed at Office Depot, it grew to 2000 printed copies mailed to 22 countries where Sikhs have made their homes and bulk mailings to Gurdwaras that requested them.
It all came to a climax in October 2003 when we held our first of two world conferences in Chandigarh. It began with the then Akal Takhat Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti and SGPC Secretary Manjeet Singh Calcutta managing to deny us three successive venues of Conference. We overcame that through the judicial order and a very successful conference was held. But these two had some more tricks up their sleeves. Within days they had a rival Gurdwara opened in Roseville and propaganda started that we were violating the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib and should, therefore, be shunned.
As a result of the 2003 conference, we received calls from reform-minded Sikhs from other countries to hold similar events in their countries. That we did on the weekends of September and October 2004 at Melaka, Malaysia; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Canada; Philadelphia, USA; London, UK; and Chandigarh, Panjab. One of the resolutions passed at the Chandigarh conference was not to hold Akhandpaths. That gave the real ammunition to enemies of Sikhi. We had to close the gurdwara on Vaisakhi day 2005 for lack of sangat.
There were appeals to us not to stop the publication of The Sikh Bulletin but no one was prepared to help with the funds although there were many who paid lip services. 2006 saw only three printed issues.
Since 2007 it has been published entirely on the web as a bi-monthly.
As of January 2019, a new editorial team has taken the responsibility of publishing the Sikh Bulletin as a quarterly journal focusing on matters concerning authentic Sikhi and Gurbani as enshrined within the Guru Granth Sahib.
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